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Kawhi Leonard seems to be a lock for USA Men's Basketball team headed to Rio

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The MVP-runner up might help the men's team secure a championship in Brazil.

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Kawhi Leonard had a fantastic season for the San Antonio Spurs. Now, as ESPN's Marc Stein reports, he might be a lock for the team headed to Brazil to defend the gold medal for the United States of America.

Stephen Curry has already pulled out, citing a faulty knee. Other players are apparently on the fence, due to rising concerns about the Zika virus. We'll see what type of team the USA can field headed into the games.

Other players being considered locks for the final roster:

No matter who ends up on the men's national team, you can bet Kawhi will be their premier defender!